Archive | April 2013

april 26 weekly menu | spring table

Farm Fresh

beets, cauliflower, chard, kale, leeks, mushrooms, radishes, spinach

What’s for Dinner?

Wow!  This was an exciting week in Portland’s vegetable world!  Deborah Madison, the queen of “veggies are the main event” (and founder of the pioneering Greens in San Francisco) was here to promote her new book Vegetable Literacy.  It’s not only gorgeous, it reads like a novel.  A novel describing our many families of vegetables, where they come from (a botanist’s dream), how they work interchangeably, and how to bring out their best and use every part in simple, elegant, plant-based recipes.  Her sidekick, at the Powell’s/Clyde Common supported event, was our own local vegetable hero, Diane Morgan.  Her cookbook, Roots, is a must have for every Northwest home chef – lots of the veggie underworld for us!  Look to this week’s menu for some gems from these women and their ingenious books, of course featuring our own farm fresh bounty.

Friday –  TV trays, movie, & homemade pizza

spinach and chive pizza  (Deb Perlman, Smitten Kitchen)

Saturday – farm fresh frenzy + steak

honey roasted radishes (Diane Morgan, Fine Cooking)
spaghetti with asparagus & shitake mushrooms (Bon Appetit)
grilled new york steak

rhubarb crisp (Cherry Country/Portland Farmers Market)

Sunday – gaga over goose feet 

quinoa salad with chard & avocado (Deborah Madison, Vegetable Literacy)
grilled chicken, red onion, and mint kebabs (Bon Appetit)
grilled pita triangles

Monday – speedy, soulful gourmet

strawberry spinach salad (Whole Foods Market)
asparagus & crab stuffed sole

Tuesday – crazed cauliflower

cauliflower with saffron and pasta (Deborah Madison, Vegetable Literacy)

Wednesday –  put an egg on it

beet hash with chicken sausage and eggs (Diane Morgan, Roots)

Thursday –  it’s a wrap!

elephant’s shelly wraps (Elephant’s Deli)
potato chips (from the bag!)

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